And the rest... PSP emulator for Android, Abe Speak, Angry Birds Christmas update
Welcome back to 'and the rest…', where we chuck all the news stories, updates, and random new releases that didn't quite deserve a news story all to themselves into one big article.
PPSSPP is apparently a PSP emulator for Android, albeit one in a pre-alpha state and rocking extremely limited compatibility. I tried one of the few playable games - Puzzle Bobble Deluxe
- on a Nexus 7, but it was too slow to get past the 'start' menu. One to keep an eye on, though.
Chillingo has dropped one of its top games onto Google Play. We loved clever platformer This Could Hurt
on iOS, calling it a "refreshing take on the platformer genre". It's now on Android for the oh-so-tempting price of free.Abe Speak
is a 69p / 99c
soundboard, based on PSone classic Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
. You can make Abe whistle, laugh, chant, and fart. Yep, this one wears its "crude humour" hat with pride.
Retro platform fave Sonic CD
is now available on Windows Phone 7 and 8 for $4.99. This faithful Sega CD port's got widescreen support; Xbox achievements and leaderboards; and both the US and Japanese soundtracks. Everyone's happy.Draw a Stickman: Epic
is a creative little game, in which you get to flex your artistic muscles, and your mad doodles become the game's graphics. Previously exclusive to iOS, it's now on Android with a free trial to get you started.Dragon's Dream
is an interesting app
. Part-game, part-gallery, it's a collection of artwork from fantasy artist Roger Dean. Gamers will know him for his Psygnosis cover art on games like Shadow of the Beast
Scrappy 69p / 99c slugfest Punch Quest
has received a small update. It contains three new powers, various bug fixes, and some tweaks. A big update (featuring pets!) is out in December.
The first update to Loren Brichter's Letterpress
is a doozy. It's now possible to request a rematch, there are more words in the dictionary, and various bugs have been fixed. Get it here
Cutesy do-it-yourself charmfest LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
is getting a brilliant batch of DLC this week. You'll be able to dress Sackboy up as Alias, Unica, Raven, and Kat from the criminally underloved Gravity Rush
. The costumes will be available separately, or as a pack.On the horizonAngry Birds Seasons
is getting a Christmas update. I know, right?! Who saw THAT coming?! AngryBirdsNest
has the scoop: apparently, it will be called Winter Wonderham.Rest of the restGrand Theft Auto: Vice City
has been pulled from digital shops on PC, due to a licensing issue with one of the songs. Rockstar told Game Informer
that the issue will not affect the upcoming iOS edition.